February 2023 archive

Tombstone Tuesday-Music Symbols

Music has been popular for centuries and it is no surprise that people would incorporate musical symbols on their tombstones.

Adding to the Schumm History

One thing about genealogy is that the family history you think you know may not be entirely complete or accurate. Your family history may change as records become available and are analyzed. As more records become accessible we may be able to add information to our family history. Sometimes we learn new revelations. At a minimum, we may get a better understand of our ancestors’ lives.

Tombstone Tuesday-Charles & Clara (Schumm) Merkle

This is the tombstone of Charles and Clara (Schumm) Merkle, located in row 5 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Jan. 8, 1869
Sept. 4, 1963

July 24, 1875
Jan. 14, 1936

Chatt-area News, February 1911

Some more news from our area of the county, from February 1911 issues of The Celina Democrat.

Tombstone Tuesday-Knights Templar Symbol

This is an interesting tombstone inscription I have seen a few times, the symbol of the Freemason order of Knights Templar. The inscription features a cross with the Latin phrase In Hoc Signo Vinces.